About Mary Gardam

Mary is a quality management systems consultant, forensic consultant, lecturer, writer, business owner and loves speaking about management systems.

Mary Circle Green As a small business owner herself she loves helping small business owners to realise the potential of systemising their businesses and the freedom that can bring.

Mary’s work with LogiQA, her previous years of experience guiding businesses to implement successful systems and her experience teaching others about systems means you’ll have a wealth of practical knowledge at your disposal.

These sessions are guaranteed jargon- free, are full of real life examples and include interactive segments that will ensure you get your journey to systemisation started.

Be prepared to leave these sessions with lots of enthusiasm and systems knowledge.

Image courtesy of Karen Cougan from Above Sea Level Photography


Speaking Topics

How to systemise your business

The experts agree, systemising your business helps to improve efficiency, improve consistency of service and can help you to take a much needed break from your business from time to time.

But is it really worth the investment? What will it mean in real terms to your business? Where do you start to get the best bang for your buck?

Come along and learn more about:

  • How to find a better way of doing things
  • Systems and how can they help your business
  • Process mapping and how it can help your business
  • Business risk and what it means for your business
  • Identifying risks in your business
  • Assessing a risk and how it can be used in your business


Krishna“I had really struggled to systemise but was very fortunate to experience Mary’s skills recently at an event and I am already applying her techniques to my business. She breaks it down beautifully and makes it doable. Thanks Mary!
Krishna Everson, Krishna Everson Marketing

A small business owners guide to planning

A great business plan can help you to better understand your current situation, address your weaknesses and set goals that will help you to get your business headed in the right direction – so what’s stopping you?

What does a business plan mean to you? Does the thought of them send shivers down your spine? If you are conjuring up images of a 20 page document full of numbers that spends its life on a shelf gathering dust, then I can’t blame you.

This session is all about coming up with a business plan that considers your lifestyle (hours you can work, family responsibilities etc), where you’d like to see your business in the future and those sensible bits that help keep your business headed in the right direction. Let’s face it, as a small business owner it can be very difficult to separate home and business life so it makes sense that you can consider both and come up with a useful plan that you’ll continue to build upon and look at to determine what needs to be done.

Come along and learn more about:

  • Considering your current responsibilities outside the business
  • Where you’d like your life to be like in the future
  • Where you are at currently in your business
  • How to implement your plan


jeannine“Thank you, I received so much from your talk. I wrote down so much of what I had been meaning to do for so many months and didn’t know how to start.”
Jeannine Stephens, Feng Shui Power